Frank Federico

Frank Federico

Any artist making a commitment to the music scene in post-Katrina New Orleans merits celebration. It helps when you can lay down infectious grooves and songs the way Pap…
Single-named vocalist Irene gives equal billing to her Latin Jazz Band on Summer Samba, and with good reason. They're the saving grace of the CD, though a bit of a m…
Concept albums are two-sided undertakings. The artist must create a satisfying musical experience and, at the same time, convey the story in his or her head to the liste…
As our interconnected world continues to shrink, so does the concept of "regionalized" styles of jazz. This sampler from the British label GLP stands as proof, as the so…

This disc celebrates two jazz "traditions," if you will: the piano/vocal duet, and good old family ties.While groups of brothers, fathers and sons, and even siste…

Okay, by now most all of us have seen or heard this disc, and it's become one of the best sellers of the holiday season. So the question remains: should Diana Krall's ne…
From Philip Chaffin's coy, casual backwards glance on the CD cover to the Broadway-packed songlist on the back, one would suspect Warm Spring Night to be more o…
Bathe Me in Candlelight has all the earmarks, pro and con, of a self-produced debut outing--most notably, an eagerness to please by touching on as many differen…
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